[03/15/11 - 08:09 AM]
WE tv Renews "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" for a Second Season
The new season will feature 10, one-hour episodes slated to premiere in January 2012.

[via press release from WE tv]


10 Episodes to Premiere in January 2012

NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2011 - WE tv announced the second season renewal of its popular original series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?. The new season will feature 10, one-hour episodes slated to premiere in January 2012. The show features mother-daughter duo, Joan and Melissa Rivers, as Joan continues to live with Melissa as she searches for a home of her own in Los Angeles and strengthens her relationship with Melissa and grandson, Cooper. The show is packed with drama, love, laughter and Joan's unique brand of comedy as she comments on everything in Melissa's life from her live-in boyfriend to how she raises her son.

"Joan Knows Best? has proven to be a hit for WE tv and we're thrilled to offer a fresh new season to our enthusiastic viewers, and continue our relationship with Joan and Melissa," said John Miller, senior vice president of original productions & development, WE tv and Wedding Central. "Each episode features an intimate sneak peek into the lives of this famous pair, and sheds light on what we as viewers don't usually get to see. This is a mother and daughter who love each other madly but experience the same ups and downs as all of us. It's this aspect that makes the show so relatable and fun for women."

The premiere of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on Tuesday, January 25 (9-10 pm) made WE tv the top women's network for the night among W2+ and doubled the network's prime time average. Season to date, the series has lifted WE tv's time period average +51% among household rating while W18-49 and W25-54 impressions are up +29% and +60%, respectively. The series finale airs tonight at 9 pm on WE tv.

The series is produced by WE tv and Zoo Productions. Executive producers for WE tv are Annabelle McDonald and John Miller.

About WE tv

WE tv (www.wetv.com) is the women's network devoted to the wild ride of relationships during life's defining moments. The original series, including Downsized, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? and hit wedding shows - Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, among others - underscore the network's brand position and tagline, Life As WE Know It, which signifies the connection that women share based on similar life experiences. Whether it's the thrill of getting married, the drama of family chaos or the excitement of a second chance, the stories on WE tv allow women to see themselves, someone they know or someone they'd love to know. Owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, WE tv is available in over 76 million homes and is available in HD and on demand.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world's most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters, IFC Midnight and IFC Productions). Additional information about Rainbow Media's multiplatform brands is available at www.rainbow-media.com.

  [march 2011]  


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